Video & Poll: Top 10 Launches 2009 from Baikonur Cosmodrome

What is your favourite?

  • 1. Soyuz TMA-17

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2. ProtoStar-2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3. Glonass-M

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • 4. Meteor M-1

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 5. Progress M-03M

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • 6. Intelsat-15

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 7. Soyuz TMA-16

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • 8. Nimiq-5

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 9. Progress M-67

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 10. DubaiSat-1

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    3
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Zipi

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYUIDI7S0fs[/youtube]

My favourite is #5, Progress M-03M. I also like all the Proton launches since it is so elegant looking machine + special cool blue engine flames. Those old reused ICBM launches are also quite cool since they are not flying so often during the year. Soyuz/Progress is also very beatiful machine, but since we see so many of those it is not generally on the top of my "must see" launches list.
 
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MarkStanaway

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I voted for Progress M-03M also. This launch was a classic.
From memory in the original U Tube video the real fireworks start about 3:20 into the launch as the vehicle ascends into the dawn sky and the sunlight is reflected off the contrail at a low angle. The resulting display is really spectacular and I am surprised that it has not been picked up by the wider media and used as stock footage for a space story.
 
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Zipi

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Seems that everyone agrees with Progress M-03M being the most awesome launch from Baikonur last year. At this point it has got twice as much votes than any other launch on the list. :mrgreen:
 
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